A Place for Peanut was founded in January 2016 so that others can experience the joy of spending quality time with a horse. But it is also a sanctuary for horses who would otherwise face unspeakable plights.
It all started with Peanut, a miniature filly measuring a delicate 29 inches tall. One would think such a cute pint-sized horse would be cherished as someone’s pet, but this was not the case for Peanut.
She was discovered in a Texas “kill pen,” a place where owners and breeders dump their unwanted horses. Peanut was separated from her mother, who had been sent to slaughter. This gruesome death sentence awaits horses who are transported Mexico (some don’t survive the trip) and killed for meat consumption in foreign countries.
Thankfully, Megan intervened and Peanut is now thriving alongside her herd mates. Currently in training to become a therapy horse, she’s the inspiration behind Megan’s rescue efforts.